Category Archives: Cultural History

H-France Forum on A Theater of Diplomacy

H-France has just published a new H-France Forum, edited by Hélène Bilis, on Ellen R. Welch’s A Theater of Diplomacy: International Relations and the Performing Arts in Early Modern France (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017). I enjoyed participating in … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Opportunity in France

A postdoctoral opportunity in genealogical studies in France for recent PhDs: The postdoctoral fellowship is on “The child and family genealogical stories: globalisation of practices, new issues, counter-archives” (L’enfant et le récit généalogique et familial : mondialisation des pratiques, nouveaux … Continue reading

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Religious History Fellowships in Florence

Istituto Sangalli (Sangalli Institute) is offering postdoctoral fellowships in religious history at the Medici Archive Project in Florence. The brief description reads: “The Sangalli Institute for the history and religious cultures offers the opportunity of a short research stay in … Continue reading

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Ken Burns Defends the Humanities

Historical filmmaker Ken Burns delivered the Jefferson Lecture at the National Endowment for the Humanities on 9 May 2016. Inside Higher Ed reports that “Ken Burns, the documentary maker who brought the Civil War, the histories of baseball and jazz, … Continue reading

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Cervantes and Shakespeare Symposium

The Newberry Library is hosting a symposium on “Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation” on Thursday, April 14 – Friday, April 15, 2016. The Newberry Library announcement reads: A Joint Cervantes/Early Modern Studies Symposium “Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation” … Continue reading

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Penis Politics and Gender History

My friend and colleague, Rachel Hope Cleves, has written a commentary on the history of penis politics in the American presidential politics. This piece responds to the recent allusions to Donald Trump’s phallus in the United States presidential primaries by … Continue reading

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Italian Paleography Seminar

2016 Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography at the Newberry Library Application deadline: March 1 The Newberry Library is offering a Summer Institute in Italian Paleography on Monday, June 27-Friday, July 15, 2016. The summer institute will be directed by … Continue reading

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